Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie Recipe – creamy gooey cheese topped with tarty cranberries and sweet toasted pecans. Perfect party appetizer for the holiday season!
In my book, appetizers almost always have to include cheese. Best yet, if it’s warm and gooey cheese. Baked Brie is one of the easiest and most satisfying cheesy apps you can make. The toppings combination options are endless. Make them savory or sweet, serve with crackers or spread on baguette slices and watch it disappear.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy Baked Brie is to bake it with my Cranberry Sauce and brown sugar pecans. You will be obsessed with this sweet, tarty and creamy dish!
HOW TO MAKE BAKED BRIE
Brie cheese makes for a very easy appetizer. It can be baked as a whole round or cut into pieces and baked in phyllo cups or on baguette slices. It has a very mild and creamy taste which makes it perfect for pairing with sweet and savory toppings. To bake a Brie round, place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in 350 degree F oven OR until soft. Serve with crackers, pretzels and baguette slices.
You can bake the cheese by itself and then top with cranberry sauce and sweet pecans but I like to bake it all together and have them the same temperature. No heating up the toppings separately needed. It also makes it easy to prepare ahead of time.
This quick and easy appetizer can be made ahead of time and baked just before serving. Perfect to spread on crackers, toasted baguette slices or pretzels. The combination of creamy cheese, tarty cranberries and sweet toasted pecans is irresistible!
Simple, elegant and an absolute crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 min prep!
1 (8-ounce) wheel brie cheese, rind trimmed
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
FOR THE MAPLE HONEY DRIZZLE
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup Fisher Nuts pecan halves, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place brie on a rimmed baking sheet or a 5-inch cast iron skillet; sprinkle with brown sugar. Place into oven and bake until softened, about 12-15 minutes; let cool 5 minutes.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until foamy, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in pecans and cranberries.
Serve brie warm topped with pecan mixture; serve with crackers or baguette.